Looking for a way to write a formula to lock rows if a cell has a specific value in it, or hide the rows.

Any ideas?




You can set this with the help of "Alerts & Actions" and the "Lock a Row" feature.

There is no way to hide the row, but you could change the color with conditional formatting and otherwise, filters and reports are the best bet.

I hope this helps you!


Andrée Starå

Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

=IF(Answers22 = "", "", TODAY()),OR(IF(Answers22 = "No", "", TODAY()))

=IF(Answers22 = "", "", TODAY())  <-this is a complete function

The system doesn't know what to do with anything after that because it's complete already.

At a glance, it looks like you need a nested IF statement. What inputs do you want to return with which values?

=IF(OR(Answers22 = "", Answers22 = "No"), "", TODAY())


Your OR function belongs in the logical statement of your IF function.


The only issue with this for you would be that TODAY() will automatically update to the current date every time you open the sheet. Smartsheet does not currently provide time stamp capabilities.